Regardless of your profession, there is always a chance that you could suffer an on-the-job injury. While some injuries are more serious than others, each and every type should be examined by a medical professional.
There is still plenty of warm weather to be had in the weeks and months to come, but it won't be long before cooler temperatures move into the area.
When a work accident or occupational illness or condition leaves you injured, sick and unable to work, you know you need financial support. The purpose behind workers' compensation is to provide care to workers who are hurt on the job, but it can sometimes be surprisingly difficult to actually obtain those benefits.
When it comes to ladder safety, some people, such as workers in the construction industry, know exactly what they should and should not be doing. Conversely, there will always be people who assume that using a ladder is simple, which can lead to an accident.
When it comes to the use of portable power tools, it's easy to believe that you know exactly what you are doing. However, here's something you need to remember: One mistake is all it takes for an accident to occur.
When one health care system on the east coast tried to assess why so many of their employees were filing workers' compensation claims, they discovered a trend. They found that many of their older nurses were struggling to move sick, heavy patients about. They noticed that these workers were the primarily filers of claims and that they frequently cited back injuries.